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Detailed decision making or micromanagement? Crow Wing County Board looks at request


What is role of Crow Wing County government — managing departments in detail or setting overall policy and direction?

It’s not a new question, but Tuesday the subject was revisited as the county considered a request regarding two part-time deputies. Because more than 50 percent of the duties are in general law enforcement, they qualify for the Public Employees Police and Fire Plan, for employees who perform hazardous work and protect the property and safety of others.

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Renee Richardson
Richardson is a Pacelli High School graduate from Austin, Minn., who earned an applied science degree from the University of Minnesota, Waseca, with an emphasis in horse management. She worked extensively in the resort industry. She received an associate’s degree from Central Lakes College, where she was editor of the Westbank Journal student newspaper, as well as a summer intern at the Dispatch. She graduated from St. Cloud State University summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in mass communications and interned at the St. Cloud Times covering business while attending SCSU. She's been with the Brainerd Dispatch since 1996.
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